A resurfaced clip of Katie Couric talking about her former Today cohost Matt Lauer is causing a stir on the Internet just hours after Lauer was fired Wednesday morning due to allegations of “inappropriate sexual behavior” at NBC.
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In the “Plead the Fifth” segment from Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live, Cohen asked his guest to answer at least two of three questions honestly. He then asked, “You cohosted The Today Show with Matt Lauer for 15 years. What’s Matt’s most annoying habit?”
After a brief pause, Couric said, “He pinches me on the ass a lot?”
“Wow! I wouldn’t have a problem with that,” Cohen responded.
Couric served as co-anchor of the NBC morning news show from 1991 to 2006. Lauer joined Today as co-anchor in 1997.
Lauer’s most recent Today cohost Savannah Guthrie read a statement on-air Wednesday that read in part:
Just moments ago NBC chairman Andy Lack sent the following note to our organization: Dear colleagues, on Monday night, we received a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace by Matt Lauer. It represented, after serious review, a clear violation of our company’s standards. As a result, we’ve decided to terminate his employment. While it is the first complaint about his behavior in the over 20 years he’s been at NBC News, we were also presented with reason to believe this may not have been an isolated incident.
Elle.com has reached out to Couric for comment.